Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My word today is nettle.

Nettle- is a herbaceous plant that has jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi.

pg. 201

I have no friends to take me in. I have two boys and a story no one wants to hear or believe.


Monday, September 26, 2016

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book in my mailbox, courtesy of  Wm Morrow called The Girl In The Castle by Santa Montefiore.

Reading:  A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

What goodies did you receive?


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

A word I cme across while reading, A House Without Windows.

Tasbeh- is a string of amber prayer beads.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi.

A vivid, spellbinding story of murder, survival, sisterhood, and a mother's love that illuminates the plight. of women in a traditional culture.

 pg.12

Two semesters passed, and Yusuf realized it had been weeks since he last woke in a cold sweat.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Mailbox Mondayt

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book in my mailbox last week.  Chasing Shadows by Karen Harper.

What goodies did you get?


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Came across this word while reading The Shattered Tree.

Dyspeptic- of or having indigestion or consequent irritability or depression.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd.

pg. 117

I could feel a mantle of sadness settling across my shoulders. And I wasn't quite sure why.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Mailbox Monday



Mailbox Monday

I received a very full mailbox last week, here's what was in it.

1. Girl In The woods by Aspen Matis
2. Kill File by Christopher Farnsworth
3. The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd
4. The House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
5. Monticello by Sally Cabot Gunning

Hope that you also had a good one.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are a few interesting words.

Mullein tea- is a tradional treatment for respiratory problems such as a chest cold, bronchitis and asthma.

Grimoire- is a textbook of magic, typically in instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser Today is from:  The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd

pg. 21

Someone was bending over me. " Sister? Are you all right?" he asked anxiously.
It was an officer, possibly the one I 'd just heard shouting.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:  Dressing A Tiger ( A Memoir ) by Maggie San Miguel.

Pg. 50

The tornado came a year after their ship slid up alongside the American shore and deposited them onto the land of promise and hope.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser is from the book The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews, which I am currently reading.

pg. 93

Now Wendell's face, always mobile,agitated or excited, was flaccid, like old rubber. She felt burning bile in her throat and had to swallow, hard, to keep from gagging.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Mailbox Monbday



Mailbox Monday

No new arrivals last week, started reading, The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews.

What did you receive?



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here are two interesting words.

Limoncello-is an Italian lemon liquer mainly produced in Southern Italy.

Goombas- known in Japan as Kuribo, a species of sentient mushrooms.